Where has the year gone? We can’t believe it’s December already! Sometimes winter can put us in a bit of a funk – the shorter daylight hours, the colder temperatures, and all of this coinciding with cold and flu season can be a recipe for feeling down. But don’t worry, Nourish has you covered! Cosy up while we share our favourite wellbeing tips and places this month.
Tis the season! While we’re hibernating at home we need plenty of warming home cooked meals and there’s no where we trust more than Organic JB Portals boutique butcher to buy all of our meats. Owner Jaime sources the absolute best quality he can find, specialsing in grass fed, sustainable, free from antibiotics, free range and organic products. You can bet we’ll be placing our orders for our Christmas hams, turkeys, stuffing and sausage rolls for the ultimate Christmas spread! Organic JB Portals can be found at Calle Garcilaso de la Vega, 1, Local 3 Puerto Portals.
With Christmas dinner sorted we need something to wash it all down with. If we must imbibe (and we must!) Redivins is our pick for top quality wines. We love that they have a good range of natural, organic and biodynamic wines both from Mallorca and internationally. The highly qualified team at Redivins will help you pick out the perfect tipple for your celebrations. You can visit them at C/Jaume II 29 Bis, Porreras.
Nothing gets us in the festive spirit like a good Christmas market. One of our absolute faves is the Alaro Christmas Market. Open from 8-9 December the market has a warm local feel, and is a treasure trove for gorgeous handmade gifts, and delicious christmasy treats.
Puerto Portals is another great Christmas market running from 20 December through to 6 January. Chosen as one of the five best Christmas markets in Europe by the German newspaper Die Welt, we love the cute wooden hut stalls, lights, music and decorations. This is a great one for the kids too, with workshops, storytelling, Petit Cinema and many more activities to keep them entertained while you sip mulled wine and peruse the market.
Christmas is nigh! If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect gifts we’ve got you. We love supporting local and Mallorca has plenty of local businesses with a plethora of superb gift options.
The luxurious and sustainable products from cosmetics brand Ecologics are on our wish list this year. Made in Mallorca these products for women as well as men are natural, organic and non-toxic, and the packaging is not only elegant but it’s environmentally friendly too. You can find Ecologic at El Corte Ingles, or purchase online at www.ecologiccosmetics.com.
Viveco is the place for your stocking fillers. Their range of products are not only sustainable, they’re super stylish and fun as well! Keep cups, tote bags, stainless steel straws, organic soaps and lip balms, and much more. Order online at www.viveco.co.
Sunvibes clothing and accessories make great gifts for the women in your life with their beautiful, handmade designs, all produced sustainably and ethically here in their local studio. Get your hands on these limited edition, feminine, vintage inspired pieces online through their website at www.sunvibescollective.com.
We love getting books for Christmas. Nothing beats the tactile experience of turning over crisp pages, and that ‘book smell’. Not to mention reading a physical book is much better for your health than staring at a light-emitting screen. Our favourite bookshop is Universal Bookshop in Portals Nous. This international bookshop has all the bestsellers, cookery books, children’s books and non-fiction to cover all your gifting needs.
For the person that has everything a wonderfully personal and thoughtful gift is the gift of art. Local artist ARikki captures stunning seascapes with her oil on canvas, and oil and collage on canvas pieces. Discover her work at www.arikki.com and find the perfect gift for that special someone.
Meditation can be so calming and restorative for the mind, but sometimes we struggle to commit to this practice at home on our own. Bikini Beach Boutique & Spa on Paseo Mallorca in Palma holds regular weekly mindfulness meditations with the fabulous Julie Waller on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings. Register your interest on the Bikini Beach Boutique and Spa Facebook page.
With Christmas then New Years just around the corner we’re already preparing for the onslaught of festivities over the silly season. Now is the perfect time to book in a retreat for the new year so that you can recover and reboot. Nourish is excited to announce the dates of our first 2019 retreat! This will be a weekend retreat from Friday 1st February to Monday 4th February. The perfect antidote to all the holiday parties, our favourite wellbeing practitioners on the island will have you feeling renewed and ready to tackle the year ahead. As always the retreats activities and therapies will be complemented with plenty of liquid nourishment. We would love for you to join us! Find all of the juicy details on our website at www.nourishtheguide.com.
Wishing you a warm and festive December!
The Nourish Team.x